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Brewed by Picobrouwerij Alvinne
Style: Imperial Stout
Moen, Belgium
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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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The Podge Belgian imperial Stout was aged for several months on wine barrels from the french Bourgogne. The beer has subtle winearomas with accents of red fruit and chocolate. Special Burgundian Babblebelt Edition.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2009
Draft... Pours dark and crimson with a small, bubbly, off-white head. Decent retention. Smells chocolaty, woody and acidic. Medium to full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. Equally bitter and acidic. A touch nutty and buttery. Not as sweet or chocolaty as I expected. Lengthy, tangy, mildly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (4536) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle shared at the DC Local tasting. Opaque, mahogany amber with a cloudy, white head. It does not look like an imperial stout. Aroma is fruity, woody, tart. Flavor is all fruits, apples, pears. Not what I expected.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2009
Amber, brown colored brew. Aroma is sweet, oak, vinous. Flavor is vinous, chocolate, sweetness, fruits and oak. Nice aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4221) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2009
Pour many thanks to Dr. Bill at the SD strong ale fest. Pours a brown with off-white head. Roasted malt, chocolate, fruit, hay, tart, and a touch of oak. Interesting beer, which I did enjoy. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WeeHeavySD (3360) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Paper wrapped 750ml from Dr. Bill at Strong Ale 09, thanks Bill. Also got one of these in a Pre ZABF trade. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Nose is quite nice. Taste is very different, interesting. very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
(750ml bottle, BB Apr 2014, Lot 336) Pours a hazy burgundy body with a medium beige head. Aroma of plum, raisins, leather, vinous, subtle anise, and chocolate. Flavor of raisins, chocolate, plum, port, and caramel with a dry oak finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (8996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2011
Hoping I have the right beer here, my notes say "Alvinne Sour Podge Cherry"
Tap (Craft Beer Co., RBESG2011 Saturday)
Dark red with a surprisingly full spongy head. Promisingly sharp aroma of dark fruits. Sharp, slightly sour in the taste, but a good roast holds it afloat. Not so keen in sour notes in stouts, so this does well to survive that test. Beautiful finish, remarkably light grains for a beer so dark. Good breadiness. Covers the alcohol well too. All round solid beer in a sub-style that’s hard to impress me with.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10048) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2012
75 cl bottle from Etre Gourmet. Deep dark red/brown beer with a beige head. Woody vinous aroma, chocolate, red currant, licorice, vanilla, wild strawberries, grapes, roasted, some milk chocolate, sweetish. Fruity woody flavor, vanilla, dry oak, wild strawberries, vinous, chocolate, vanilla, grapes, some viol. Maybe lacking a little body, but otherwise very interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2305) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle at home in Skövde. Dark amber/redish beer with a beige head. Vanilla, chocolate, oaky, berry aroma with some vinous alcohol notes. Berry, alcohol, fruity, vanilla flavour with some viol notes.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Best before October of 2014.
Appearance: The beer pours a lighter shade of brown than most stouts and appears a deep chestnut instead of black in the glass. The head is towering at first but settles into a frothy cappuccino coating.
Aroma: Cocoa is most present with a slightly acidic red wine characteristic with hints of tannins. The aroma is restrained and becomes very muddled upon swirling, it’s most prevelant with cocoa and red grape when settled for a moment.
Taste: The intro is a bit confusing, but a blend of cocoa and semi-sweet red wine flavors, the flavors separate by the mid taste with deep chocolate notes overlying a pronounced red wine and cherry presence that is strongest near the finish with a dry red wine spritzer like presence. The red wine finish is taken over by deep chocolate sweetness, but the red wine and tannins linger.
Palate: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: This is pricey, but it’s very intriguing. I feel the dry wine accents the sweet chocolate very nicely. This would have been a great beer to pair with a cherry cheesecake or something with cherries in it for desert, unfortunately my bottle took a soft fall out of the fridge and I had to drink it as the cap came loose.


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